INKoRRECT: Loud and proud in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:34 27 February 2012




Rock band, made up of 14 and 15-year-olds, preparing for ninth gig. Profile and picture gallery.

A five-piece rock band from Honiton is preparing for its ninth gig. You might not think that is anything special - until you discover band members are aged just 14 and 15.

Heavy metal outfit INKoRRECT will perform for a second time at The Orange Tree on Friday night (March 2) and has been invited to perform for a second consecutive year at Honiton Hill Rally in August.

With a gig at Exeter’s Phoenix under their belts, the talented young musicians now hope to break into the city music scene “to see how far we can get”.

On Sunday, The Herald met band members during a practise session at The Red Cow.

Fronted by lead singer Connie Smith, 14, INKoRRECT also comprises bassist Kieran Rew, 14, rhythm guitarist Joe Roberts, 14, lead guitarist Shaun Summers, 15, and drummer Jack Mandrupson, 14.

All attend Honiton Community College and all hope to take the band to the next level.

Influenced by the likes of AC/DC, Rise to Remain and Fall Out Boy, INKoRRECT is injecting a dose of fresh blood into the local music scene at a time when live music is making a real comeback.

After attracting a growing local following, band members say they are determined to carry on and see how far they can get.

“I was already in a band when I met Kieran and Shaun and we decided to form INKoRRECT,” said Connie.

Friend Kai Fletcher came up with the band’s name and the youngsters have taken it from there.

Kieran said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us to get this far.”

That includes the landlords of The Red Cow, audio expert Dave Harvey, who owns Harvey Audio, website designers Bay12 and Seefish.

Although INKoRRECT performs mainly cover songs at the moment, band members have penned three originals and hope to write more.

While they admit “we are getting a following”, they accept they have got to win over audiences in Exeter, and further afield, if they are going to take their talents to a professional level.

With a unique style, oodles of enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed, who knows where INKoRRECT could end up.

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